(LOUYRE-THIS OUR STILL LIFE)
Installation - University of Brighton Gallery South Gallery
November – December 2011
The work was presented as an installation as part of Cinecity.
Eden’s drawings and paintings that she had made at Louyre in the summer were exhibited throughout the space as were artifacts pertaining to the film, which was projected at one end of the gallery on a continuous loop.
Themes of ‘still-life’, isolation and the animistic nature of the great outdoor were all explored throughout the exhibition.
At the opening Eden performed three Elvis Presley tracks accompanied by John Roseveare on guitar and myself on drums. Claudia Barton also wandered throughout the gallery singing a beautiful rendition of the song; ‘This their still life remains still yet still their still life”.
“Kötting understands instinctively that, in these unsettling and transformative times, the local in both heart and hearth needs to be radically re-imagined as the prime locus of our needs and search for belonging.” Gareth Evans.
‘The genius of Andrew Kötting is to marry Stan Brakhage and Benny Hill: heart-rending visionary intensity with lurching human comedy, funny voices, speeding physicality. An authentic poem to place, in and of wild nature. Panoramic and intimate. And wholly absorbing.”